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On Tu B’Av, Embrace Thy Neighbor

It’s up to each of us to reclaim Tu B’Av for our times. Whether it’s simply hugging a friend or relative, helping a neighbor, reaching out to the marginalized, or repairing a broken friendship, we can make this somewhat obscure holiday truly matter. read more

Interesting Letter from C.S. Lewis on Homosexuality

Elsewhere I have mentioned that Lewis (I think in his intro to The Screwtape Letters, but I may be wrong and it may be in Surprised by Joy) remarks that he refrained from offering moral counsel on homosexuality and gambling, since he never experienced ... read more

Letter to the editor: Kentucky woman is a clerk, not a religious gatekepper

As the pastor of a progressive Catholic parish, which has supported the GLBT community for nearly 20 years, I have a problem with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’s blatant hypocrisy. And I am baffled by the support she has gotten from evangelical ... read more

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Water in California: Too Scarce, or Just Underpriced?

You may have heard—and if you don't live out here you may not have cared—that "California has just one year of water left." Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution blog has a good roundup on why people think that, why it isn't necessarily true, and why ... read more

“God is really blessing the LCMS”

Todd Wilken with an important reminder in light of the uproar over the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s stand against our civil religion, with its president disciplining a pastor for participating in an interfaith service for the school shootings in ... read more

Editorial: Satanic plan

A New York-based group has notified Oklahoma officials that it wants to donate a Satanic monument to the state Capitol grounds. The announcement by the Satanic Temple is an obvious publicity stunt, but it puts Oklahoma in an awkward position because a ... read more

Surviving Bullying, Silencing And Torment For Being Gay In The Frum Community

It’s been more than six months since The Jewish Press published an op-ed titled “Orthodox Homosexuals and the Pursuit of Self Indulgence.” In the article, the writer, while not mentioning my name, calls me shameless and self-indulgent and suggests ... read more

New Atheist Magical Thinking

One of my atheist/anti-Church friends posted a sign by American Atheists quoting Colossians 3:22 (Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord.”) (Funny ... read more

Another Would-Be Critic of Libertarianism Takes on a Straw Man

The latest cheap shot is David Masciotra’s piece at Alternet, '"You’re Not The Boss of Me!' Why Libertarianism Is a Childish Sham." As the title indicates, the upshot of the piece is that only a child would wish not to be subject to the arbitrary will ... read more

Yiddish Curses for GOP Jews

And then a light bulb goes on. Consider this a coming-out of sorts: My husband, the long-suffering Ben, and I are the force behind Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews, a mom-and-pop operated website that in less than a week has generated more than 4.5 ... read more


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